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in brussels, eu foreign ministers will meet to discuss the situation in the ukraine at 11:00 cet. carolin roth is on the ground waiting for them to arrive. for all the discussion that happens today, what actually can they do? >> you raise all the right points in the discussion, julia. we saw that in the g-7 statement, the pulling out of the g-8 meeting in sochi in june. but beyond that, the options for the eu, at least, are very, very limited. key point here is the energy dependance on russia. they get one-third of their national gas from russia. if they impose any economic sanctions, they face serious retribution from russia. and the bigger question here, julia, is does russia even respond to the threat of economic sanctions? if you go back to russia invading georgia back in 2008, the west threatened sanctions, but putin very much deflengted that agitation from the west. in the end he got what he wanted. that was the an exation of two regions in georgia and that could suggest he's going to go with the same strategy this time around. having said that, one thing is a little different from back
in ukraine until the normalization of the political situation in the country. the russian army has taken control of the entire region, they could also be sending soldiers into other parts of the ukraine. 100 50,000 troops have amassed on the border. situation that could change or medically at any moment. the first shot fired at signal the beginning of the civil war or war between russia and ukraine, or both. in other words, it is an extremely serious situation. >> ukraine shares its border with four european union countries, meaning all 28 member states could become directly involved in the conflict. >> western countries are gradually stepping up their response. john kerry says that moscow could be excluded from the g-8. politicalld prefer coming together. >> with pro-russian forces around the ukrainian military bases, the united states has used strong words to describe the tension there. >> russia has engaged in a military act of aggression against another country. >> john kerry says the united states may threaten economic sanctions against russia, including travel bans. >> russia they
. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, situation in the ukraine... dow plummetted after >>> well they're always worried about something, in this case the situation in the ukraine has wall street nervous enough so that the dow has plummeted about 170 points. >>> strong words from washington about the situation in the ukraine after russia issued an ultimatum. the white house warned the kremlin to back off. armed standoffs are taking place at several military bases across the crimean region. russian troop haves taken over the area after ukraine's pro russian president was ousted last week. so far the troops have met with almost no resistance. the obama administration calls the invasion an incredible act of aggression but says a military response is not an option. instead, the u.s. and its allies are threatening vladimir putin with canceled trade deals and economic sanctions. former cia deputy director says president obama's credibility is at stake. >> the things that we've done already are pretty weak and putin will see them as weak. the only thing that vladimir putin understands is tough. >> officials here at the united
, the federal council, he said that due to situation in ukraine and threatening the lives, the personnel of the armed forces of the russian federation should be used in ukraine and then he quotes articles within the russian constitution. we do know that the federation council is about to vote on this here in moscow. there needs to be a clear majority. putin has sent one of his deputy foreign ministers to represent him in the council and if they do vote on this in a positive, they will need to present a statement and then send this back to the president within two days. a lot of legal ease going on and maneuvering within the political sphere in moscow and what it is coming down to the russians say that the instability in crimea and threatening their dual citizens and ethnic russians not the mention of course that sea port is driving this and they want to make sure that the peninsula remains in control. they are using a lot of legislative language here and things are movering quickly in moscow on this saturday and we'll see how the vote goes any moment really, morgan. >> phil, before you g
on the tense situation in ukraine. a russian state news agency that russians fleet has warned to surrender by tomorrow or face military storm. they dispute that claim. peter barnes has the latest for us. peter: they are reporting that the russians fleet has no plans to launch an assault upon the ukraine military units. the fleet commander had set a deadline of 5:00 a.m. tuesday for ukrainian forces to surrender. we are on a briefing. it is with a state department spokesman who was asked about this and that spokesman said that she could not confirm this report, but if true it would constitute a dangerous escalation of the situation in the ukraine and crimea in the united states would hold russia directly responsible for this escalation. separately, also, the european union now says it is considering "targeted measures against russia". vice president biden called the russian prime minister this morning urging once again that russia pull back its forces in crimea. they said russia needs to support immediate employment of international monitors to the ukraine and should begin a meaningful poli
the entire situation in ukraine, coming at russia denied it's made a grand ultimate actual, and also the west tries to figure out how to get moscow to back down. >> a full-fledged war in the heart of europe. >> today we're live at the united nations texas white house, at the pentagon, and on the ground in kiev, as the world waits to see what is next. it's breaking news. >> good monday afternoon to you and yours from the fox news deck. another escalation in the frightening war of words and the threat of war overseas. russia is now officially denying claims that it gave the ukraine ians a deadline to surrender. it's not clear whether the deadline was bogus or russia backed down, fearing a backlash. at any rate, what is becoming clearer is russia's president, putin but, is now standing quite firm, ignoring warnings from the world and the u.s. specifically to keep its hands off ukraineed. video shows russian troops surrounding cities. and row, navy ships are blocking ukraine warships and russia has taken control of the region, seizing airports and government buildings, all without firing a single
the international community will be able to do about this situation in ukraine and crimea? >> it is twofold. many ukrainians are looking what is happening in crimea with a sense of red -- of resignation. i don't think they believe in the idea that they could take on the russian military in crimea and take it back if russia wants to hold on to it. spent $4his country billion versus -- $4 billion on its military versus russia $77 billion. people are hoping this is some game from president retain and he is just doing this -- from president putin, and he is just doing this as a test and does not intend on doing this. aren't think the ukrainians anticipating that they are going to get any assistance from other countries in terms of troops. they do feel is that this may just strengthen their termsn other affairs in of getting financial assistance, for example, from the likes of the imf. since you and i spoke on friday, that is a factor in this. >> we will be back with you a little bit later. joining us from kiev. let's talk about that international reaction that we are seeing broaden things out. our eu
russian troops on its soil in the same situation that it would appear we have in ukraine. so it looks like they have a little bit of breathing room, in terms of time to get this financial assistance to the i.m.f. they will be very mindful that it is important to get it lined up, that the ukrainians have said they would like to have it in place by april so as to not lose the initiative. there are some people out there that think that russian military intervention could strengthen their hands with the m.f., maybe lead to less conditionalities, maybe more money they were going to get, faster money as this gets more geopolitical and pressure comes from the united states on the i.m.f. to do something. >> ryan, thank you. that report live from ukraine. >> david tweed is in berlin. what has the reaction been in germany? the lines of communication between putin and merkel seem to be open. >> they are. let me give you an idea of how the newspapers are looking at this, guys. you can see the biggest selling newspaper in all of europe "the bild" suggesting "will there be a war in europe?" there is a q
the current situation. given the environment, obviously this is having a serious effect here in ukraine. we have heard in late-breaking news or in late evening news that the ukrainians are so concerned about this that they're moving security forces up to the border in areas in the north and the east of the country, not in crimea, so clearly, the ukrainians are very afraid about a larger conflict with russia, not just crimea. >> i was fascinated because i hear these people in the crimean region speaking to our reporters. you're fluent in russian. these people who are speaking in crimea are speaking in russian versus those in kiev speaking ukrainian. >> absolutely right. i mean, there are long standing relationships between russia and ukraine. there's a sense of pride in this part of the country, signs are not in russian, they're in ukrainian, a different letter alphabet. certainly in crimea, predominantly they do speak russian. language is a big issue and it's been made a big issue by the russians themselves, because there's been a plan to make ukrainian the official language and push russia
korea. >>: as far as the ukraine situation i don't expect it to blow up. i think things are ok. but the headlines are pretty scary as far as airlines go. with oil prices going up on this news with about as oil dependency for the u.s. tariffs for the committees. but is russia. is this just pushing us further towards independence. keep in mind the russian is not good oil. were not in an oil shock scenario. if this for the middle east and would be but we're not. economics not that big. again if you're in your of of the vicar of their risk. >>: let's talk about what came out. consumer spending numbers. both beating expectations by a good margin for it, and consumer spending accounts for over 70 percent of the economy. with that said these are good numbers. the ramifications are on the negative side. consumer spending. that is the next big fight in the right of technology. >>: speaking of that. up 11% for a jeep and for ramp. detroit still a factor in all of this and looks like what some of the roads ahead as they continue on the of climb. >>: i think gm and ford are a little bit mo
the situation in ukraine. whether he chooses to address it, is another matter. calls with european leaders with president obama in the last 24 to 48 hours. secretary kerry working the phones as well. but in terms of the response still very fluid here from washington. >> and mike what are the options that the u.s. has on the table as you're well aware, senator john mccain already criticizing anything at that time u.s. has or has not done. what options does the u.s. have when it comes to ukraine. >> this is a carryover what was said from yesterday as well. nobody is talking seriously about a military option. there are a number of problems with that, i think some of personnel relatively obvious. -- the relatively obviously. all across the political spectrum ear in washington -- here in washington, behind president obama whatever he chooses to do. they're talking about freezing assets, economic sanctions, banning visas. a lot of it is hoped fay will have an impact not only as a practical matter on the russian economy but on the soft power we have been talking about. its reputation worldwide th
parts of eastern ukraine. >> and i'm felicity barr, more on the ukraine situation, including eu leaders, calling for russia to deescalates or face targeted measures. -- deescalate or face targeted measures. >> events are moving rapidly within the last 30 minutes we've had a denial from thrawz i russt has given a ultimatum to ukraine. that's what ukrainian officials have said, surrounding bases in crimea, standoffs for days to come. the u.s. is turning up the heat on russia, considering targeted measures against the kremlin if it fails to deescalate the ukraine crisis. earlier on mo monday the british foreign minister william haig warns of consequences and costs if it doesn't change course. sergey lavrov insisting that his country has a duty to protect ethnic russians in ukraine. donetske, is the home of viktor yanukovych. rory challenge in moscow. let's go to tim friend who is in the ukrainian capital of kiev. this suggesting that russians, the ukrainian defense ministry now being denied from russia. what's the story from where you are tim? >> reporter: well i think everyone has an ag
the growing concern in ukraine. in the meantime, with the situation in ukraine spiraling out of control, "the washington post" editorial board slamming president obama in an op-ed sunday saying his foreign policy views are a fantasy and could threaten our national security. stunningly, it says, quote, for five years, president obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. it was a world in which the tide of wars receding and the united states could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. unfortunately, russian president vladimir putin has not received the memo on 21st century behavior. guy benson is a political editor for townhall.com and a fox news contributor. what do you make of that, guy? we're going to go to you then listen to the president. >> well, it's a stinging rebuke of this president and his foreign policy by an editorial board that twice endorsed him for president. when you read through, they're really taking apart this entire notion of smart power, which was the posture that president obama and the
. because of the extraordinary situation in ukraine which represents a threat to the lines of russian citizens. our compatriots and a contingent of russian armed forces that kate is in the autonomous republic of crimea. according to an international treaty as stated in the constitution of the russian federation. why else the upper house of online for permission to use all forces in ukraine until the situation is stabilized the federation council unanimously approved the move that was specifically retreated back to the centers and the presidential spokesman. that's the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the threats to the russian nationals living in the crimea and the south east terrace result. ukraine is sending kids to iraq the president likes to react promptly. in case all infiltration of radical groups into those tight trees at the rock attacks on nationalistic radicals on the crutches or in a bout of soul continues to move to the ones that take place on the first of march in the crimea is happy to see that all white. the ny crummy refuses to recognize the duty to
are down 2% or more, and consumers here could be facing higher heating bills. the situation in ukraine, crudup 2% at this hour, and russia is one of the largest producers. the cold weather is driving up demand for utilities. the bitter cold didn't stop buyers from going to chrysler. driving sales up the largest since 2007. >>> general motors sales on ice. a decline in february after a disappointing january. >>> and ford sales fell 6% in february. blaming the bad weather. and ford hopes to make up some of those losses in march. >>> a texas police department taking a new approach with repeat offenders. they are building relationships with officers with the people they are having a tough time trying not to rearrest. more from medford, texas. >> as a father of seven, mike is stretched thin. >> it's like a referee sometimes. >> his 15-year-old has aspergers, a form of autism, and needs extra attention. >> empathy, it's a lack of understanding of other people. >> with the exception of a texas police officer, monique, who met his son a year ago after he had run away from home. she's part
political chess game where the tension increases by the hour. well, so far, the situation in ukraine has not exploded into massive bloodshed, the potential is there. russia and ukraine have a complicated intertwined history. and share a 1400 mile border with the occupied crimean peninsula smack in the middle. with ukraine outmatched militarily by every measure, the question becomes what is the international response and how effective can it be? we have fox team coverage tonight. wendell goler reports from the white house, which is not considering military options. fbn's maria bartiromo looks at the economic impact worldwide. brit hume on the politics and policy involving vladimir putin and president obama, but we begin with amy kellogg in the ground in kiev. hi, amy. >> hi, bret. people in this city less than two weeks literally gave their lives for the future of ukraine. a future free of the russian orbit, a future with a tilt towards the west, but day by day now they're seeing their gains clawed back by russia. not necessarily, bret, here in the capital, but definitely in crimea, over
security team worked through the weekend on the dangerous escalating situation in ukraine. the president spoke by phone with leaders of canada, france, germany, poland, the u.k. after an hour and a half call with vladimir putin himself. senior administration officials say obama flatly rejected putin's reasons for entering ukraine and taking over crimea, telling him to back out but also offering ways forward through dialogue or international monitors to make sure the russian-speaking people there are protected under ukraine's new government. secretary of state john kerry didn't hold back on russian's move. >> it's a continuing act of aggression. it's a stunning, willful choice by president putin to invade another country. it's a 19th century act in the 21st century. >> reporter: russia's ambassador comes after ukraine's president was ousted last month in the wake of a bloody street protest after his rejection of a plan. now the administration has cancelled trade talks with russia and with several allies has backed out of meetings leading to the g-8 summit in sochi in june. all this has al
the situation in -- ukraine.red >> there are serious repercussions that can flow out of this. there are a broad array of options available. i spent yesterday afternoon on the phone with many of my counterparts. foreign ministers of countries most engaged and all of them, every single one of them are prepared to go to the hill in order to isolate russia with respect to this invasion. they are prepared to put sanctions in place, they are prepared to isolate russia economically. the ruble is already going down. russia has major economic challenges. i cannot imagine that an occupation of another country is something that appeals to people who are trying to reach out to the world and particularly if it involves violence, i think they will be inviting difficulties for the long-term. the people of ukraine will not sit still for this. they know how to fight. they have demonstrated remarkable bravery. you think about yanukovych positioning his snipers on the , andtops of kiev notwithstanding people falling to the right and left, these marchers kept on marching and demanded their freedom and opportunity
-cabrera. with more on the situation in ukraine. don't unpack your bags, girl. >> i'm well aware of that. i want you to think about what i'm about to say and tell me what you think about it. we're talking about whether or not the west can do anything to punish vladimir putin. and i would argue that the capital markets are stepping in in a way that diplomacy has thus far failed. yes, global markets are lower when you talk about stocks. but not nearly as bad as in russia. and by the way, treasuries are rallying as people seek safety. contrast that to what is happening in russia. there is strong capital flight happening there today where investors are saying you want to do this to ukraine, fine, but not on my dime. first of all, the central bank had to raise interest rates 1.5%. 1.5%. we talk about a central bank move of a quarter percent as a big deal. take a look at the russian ruble. these charts show the strength of the dollar. it's been getting hammered. the one-week chart shows the dramatic move that's happened as well. take a look at the rtfs, the russian stock market. down 10%. one week down 16
escalating situation in ukraine. the president spoke by phone with leaders of canada, france, germany, poland, the uk after an hour and a half call with vladimir putin himself. senior administration officials say obama flatly rejected putin's reasons for entering ukraine and taking over crimea, telling him to back out. but also offering ways forward through dialogue or international monitors to make sure the russian speaking people are protected under ukraine's new government. secretary of state john kerry didn't hold back on russia's move in a string of tv appearances. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it's a stunning willful choice by president putin to invade another country. it's a 19th-century act in the 21st century. >> reporter: russia's action comes after ukraine's president was ousted last week after a reject in a deal with the european union meaning closer ties to the u.s. and away from russia. secretary kerry said ten other nations along with u.s. are prepared to sanction russia, to go to the hilt to isolate it economically. now the administration cancelled trade talks with
and assuring human rights. the secretary-general has remained closely engaged on the situation in ukraine. in the latest phone call conversation with president clinton over the weekend, the secretary-general told him that he was closely following the serious and rapidly unfolding developments in ukraine. the secretary-general explained -- expressed concern about the situation that would compromise the unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of the country. he reiterated it was critical to restore calm and pristine to a deep -- and proceed to a de-escalation and ask for cool heads reveal. since secretary-general appealed to president putin to urgently engage in direct dialogue with the authorities in cap. he has repeatedly exercised that it is critical to exercise respect for ukraine's independence, unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. he has underscored the utmost importance of restoring calm to de-escalate tensions through dialogue. he stressed in the spirit of the it herecharter we owe too peaceful summits of disputes. following the council's consultation on saturday, an
's an extremely serious situation but it's all gone. ukraine says its border with four european union countries meaning and twenty eight cm and the states could become directly involved in the conflict. everton go straight to no one to reporting on the ground in crimea rob parsons our chief for an edit that is in terrible noise. mo where a ukrainian minute rebates is and indeed been surrounded by a russian soldiers of the last twenty four was oh so wrong. that is on the situation was happening where you are. no not at all for the signal to both of the artists were outside the ukrainian that the basic idea from land over a fall from the comfort of kindness in federal poll. ukrainian soldiers may be as many as fifteen thousand ultimo on base and not sitting in a thing of the negotiating with the russians loser the russian those two forces surrounded the base is home to set the parameter time that they don't they don't have my deceased and no weapons of an automotive be put to bed but trying to keep the tensions that into sports and as far as they can. but clearly the situation remains tense. don'
. . >> it is 10:00 here at the end of a very tense day in the country of ukraine. all eyes on the situation in crimea. the government in kiev, the central government, a shaky government to diffuse the crisis in the southeast in crimea. the diplomacy is something that the government here is looking for. looking for the involvement from the west and the united states and the european union. also at the same time they are calling up military reserves and trying to get as many volunteers as possible outside in independence square right behind now. you can't really see because of the fog and the darkness. all day people have been giving their names to officials volunteering to fight if it comes to that. it has not yet, but it's still very, very tense indeed and no telling what may happen tomorrow with russian forces on the ground in crimea. as many as ten bases surrounded by forces in crimea. there was talk today of an ultimatum by a commander of the complete. that has been contradicted out of russia when you go short low for that. president obama a short time ago spoke about the situation about
to discuss the deterioration of the situation in the ukraine. that news broke moments ago. >> the situation only growing more serious. more to cover when we return after the commercial break. .oming up, pinterest certainly was not an overnight sensation. an exclusive interview. >> a japanese company may take aim at j.crew. that is coming up here on "market makers." streaming on your smart phone, tablets, and bloomberg.com. if you missed the interviews, catch them on demand on apple tv. ♪ >> "market makers." looks like newsweek coming back from the dead. the new owners are bringing the print edition back this friday. seven thousand copies will be printed. compare that with the peak circulation of three point 3 million. the cost is $7.99. the secret service is helping fierce look for possible security breach in the computer network according to people familiar with the situation. system tothrough the see if there are traces of hacking. shoppers in neiman marcus was a victim. big hitgenerate was a on twitter last night. posted by selfie taken with some of hollywood's biggest stars. some sayp
and not for someone to separate from ukraine. so a complex situation. but the international fuel rod of its wheels down to situations like this on the grounds that he has made us call a grave violation of international goal and which russian me just say is within their rights. which can potentially push this country and this country towards a real spectacle. ukraine has dismissed a navy commander done as fair as off key whose only on his second day on the job and launched a treason case against him the country's security councils of the bars all states of mind it's his head coaches and thus must call a port in crimea and two pro russian and creamy and all far it is on sunday said that a softie declined to offer resistance and lay down his weapons. another tomorrow as sick in the duke was placed in charge of the navy the autonomous republic of crimea host of russia's black sea fleet. it has become a major fight is in a crisis since the president thinks they don't come which was ousted by ukrainian parliament on funds rate to twenty seconds. more on the situation in ukraine let's cross live to our c
with the israeli prime minister netanyahu. but first, let's get it the latest on the situation in ukraine. officials say russia's navy has ordered two ukrainian strips -- ships to surrender. this is the worst band office of the end of the cold war. ryan joins the on the phone from kiev, what is the latest in crimea? >> ukraine reporting that russia's navy has ordered two ships to surrender. the acting president of the ukraine says that these ships have been threatened with seizure, and ordered to surrender. meanwhile the russian defense ministry says that is not true, there is no ultimatum. clear is that the ukraine is in control of the russian military. there has been a real steady buildup since the first eight on fridays arrived and surrounded the bases. and now they are very much a control. >> tells about the situation the capital there. they're preparing for meetings with international monetary fund. >> that is correct of they just sat down with the director. they're going to meet with the imf, what timing, eh? ,kraine intends to ask of and intends to receive a funding --llars of $3 b
are trying to figure out how to disentangle themselves from this russia-ukraine situation and not coming up with good solutions. secretary kerry is not taking the military option off the table. but nobody is suggesting a return to the cold war status. in washington they are talking about sanctions, economic and diplomatic moves. plans for a g8 meeting in russia being suspend. the u.n. secretary haig is in washington. there is talk about that. over the weekend we saw and heard about a 90-minute conversation between pu between vladimir putin. and the president. they are worried and a lot of concerns in a lot of places right now. bill: thank you, gregg palkot leads our coverage in london. martha: president obama took hits on his handling of this situation. republicans are saying vladimir putin looks wild. senator rogers says this is not a game. he says if it were a game the russians are playing chess and the u.s. is playing marbles. >> i think it's a naive position on the part of the national security visors if they keep giving things to russia they will wake up and say the united states isn't
and the ukraine. i'm howard kurtz, and this is media buzz. we'll get to the tense situation in ukraine in a few moments. the vice president of the united states hits the television circuit this week and the inevitable 2016 questions were asked. >> you've been very open about talking about 2016 and considering what you're going to do. where are you in your thought process? what are you taking into account? >> well, you know, i was planning on making a major announcement tonight, but i decided tonight is your night. >> thank you. >> and so -- >> thank you. >> and then it was off to "the view" where biden had the fun with the soon-to retire barbara walters. >> do not expect you to come on this program and announce that you're going to run for president. i won't object if you want to. do you want to? >> i'll tell you what, make you a deal. if you stick around, i will announce my decision with you. >> if hillary does not run, will you -- you have said that if she runs for president, you will not run. >> no, i haven't. no. >> so how are the media covering this dance? joining us now, lauren ashburn, a
to the ongoing situation in ukraine. 20 minutes to go until "surveillance" and tom keene joins us from new york. amazing market reaction to what we're seeing in ukraine. >> coordinator reaction 111. over 111. in the united states the united states is focused on secretary of state john kerry. us greatft has given perspective. ian bremmer will join us again. ian bremmer with eurasia group. we will talk about the historical perspective. to 9/11.ack and then how purred some a he will join us -- and then dan hal pert will join us. ukraine,y weighting to crimea, the news flow from madame christine lagarde and then the market reaction as well. headline thater caught my eye, ryan chilcott russians forming a company to build a bridge that would link the crimea back to russia. so, maybe some long-term thinking beginning to come into play. that would certainly be a very dramatic indication for the long-term. >> that's right. >> tom, we look forward to the show. great guest lined up before today. w.a.r. analysis coming up on the ongoing situation in ukraine -- a more analysis coming up. an american skier l
law and given the situation in ukraine, this threat and the threat to our compatriots, russian citizens, these counsel federationfor the use of the armed forces of the territory on ukraine until there is a normalization of the country. >> listening to the interim president of russia, the office of the high commissioner for human rights. so many of the assertions made this afternoon by the russian federation are without basis in reality. >> the european union hosted an emergency meeting. >> we talked about the potential of suspended bilateral talks and these are matters on the new agreement. we will consider targeted measures. >> russian leader vladimir putin states in public on his military. the kremlin granted permission for him to use force last week. the german leader spoke to putin on the phone sunday. sources close to him said put inis in another world. vice president joe biden called moscow monday asking russian prime minister admit ri demedev to pull back forces. secretary of state john kerry heads to kiev tuesday to show support for the young ukrainian government. peopl
news". >>> okay. let's pick up on the situation in ukraine. how about these words. nobody is going to give crimea away to anybody. that's a very clear and unequivocal statement from the ukraine's prpl today. prime minister today. russia's foreign minister said russian forces have moved in crimea to protect russian citizens. he also accused the west of putting his own geopolitical calculations ahead of the fate of people in the form of soviet union. so what is the reality on the ground? let's bring you a map of the situation of ukraine. seemingly at a crossroads between two economic powers. russia has flexed its muscles in crimea there, just turning blue to the color of russia. is there a possibility of it going any further? mr. lavrov says russia will protect russian-speaking people. we're just giving you a scale there of which parts of ukraine are mainly russian speaking. what will happen then to the mostly crain yann speaking west? it is a mixed perfect. eu in turn has been making its opinions clear. william hague is in kiev now for talks. describe that intervention as the bigges
are mounting over the crisis in ukraine. russia denies that its forces ordered the ukrainian navy to surrender. the u.n. security council is scheduled to meet in the next 30 minutes to discuss the situation in ukraine. >>> president obama just wrapped up a meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in the white house. russia's as actions are a violation of international law. >> i spent the weekend talking to leaders across europe and i think the world is largely united in recognizing the steps that russia has taken are a violation of ukraine's sovereignty, ukraine's territorial integrity, that they're a violation of international law. they're a violation of previous agreements that russia has made, with respect to how it treats and respects its neighbors. and as a consequence, we got strong statements from nato, from the g-7, condemning the actions that russia's taken. and we are going to continue these diplomatic efforts touring the course of this week. ftc -- during the course of this week. my interests are seeing the ukrainian people being able to determine their own destiny. ru
, if we get into a situation where russian troops actually move into ukraine, then we're in unknown territory, and, you know, that would be a serious source of the kind of uncertainty that is melting down markets. the u.s. market obviously is down substantially today. the russian market fell 12%. so, again, if we cross that red line, we're in a different area but we're not there. the russians have very good reason to stop where they are, and, you know, the real risk here is violence takes on a life of its own and then we're in a different environment. >> is there any chance that europe goes along with any kind of economic sanctions or are they too fearful of seeing their gas supplies cut off? >> again, i think it entirely depends on what the russians do next. we're already seeing great reluctance. you're previous guest pointed out the germans get a third of their natural gas from russia. angela merkel is not looking to pick a fight from russia. reports from britain today that there are high level communications that say we don't want to interrupt the trade relationship with russia.
much closer. and the situation where you have an at least one province or one area in ukraine which doesn't feel that it belongs to the overall country and majority population is russian who want to be with the russians and a much larger military force in the -- in russia facing a much smaller military force in ukraine as was the case with georgia although the disparity is not quite as great as it was in the conflict between russia and georgia. >> and of course in that conflict most reports say that georgia ended up firing first although there were some provocative actions by the russian mill -- military but ukraine called up the reservist and has troops in crimea and let's take a look at a map where the russian troops are in crimea and they effectively have operational control of the peninsula. what does that mean and you did say that ukraine's military is smaller but how would it stack up if shots were fired? >> they would be in a very bad situation. the russian army at this point has about 845,000 people whereas the ukraine army has about 130,000 people. the ukraine army is disbu
. international crisis surrounding ukraine benefitsified with many experts describing the situation as the greatest threat to east-west relations since the cold war. russian troops invade territory of crimea in the last hours today surrounded ukrainian mirlts. the prime minister of ukraine said that action brought the neighboring companies within what he described as a few inches of war. >> this is the red alert. this is not the threat, this is the actually the declaration of war to my country. >> after putting his troops on lie aler to stand by. secretary kerry described the russian invasion as a violation of international law and warned that the united states and its allies would punish russia economically if it does not reverse course. >> every single one of them are prepared to go to the hilt in order to isolate russia whereas to this invasion. they are prepared to put sanctions in place. they are prepared to isolate russia economically. >> in brussels, belgium, at an emergency meeting, nato secretary-general described the situation as dangerous and called on russia to pull back
williams, nbc news, kharkiv. >> there is plenty of tough talk today in washington about the situation in ukraine, but so far it is only talk. the u.s. may, in fact, have limited ability to influence the course of this conflict. nonetheless, as we said, secretary of state john kerry is going to travel to kiev tomorrow. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house to tell us more on this. kristen? >> reporter: lester, secretary kerry's trip comes after a flurry of telephone diplomacy this weekend. the u.s. is threatening to boycott the g-8 economic summit, which will be held in sochi but the reality mr. obama's options are limited, and vladimir putin doesn't seem to be listening. >> this is an act of aggression that's really trumped up. it's really 19th century behavior in the 21st century. >> reporter: with russia ignoring u.s. warnings, secretary kerry says the country will, quote, pay a price, if president vladimir putin doesn't withdraw his forces from ukraine. but how steep will that price be? >> he is not going to have a sochi g-8. he may not even remain in the g-8 if this continues
but my thickly snl selling the euro when one stands above the situation in ukraine is in you and yet has not had one hundred and ninety nine point seven five to eight zero and oakland kenya keep track of the developments here in japan as as well as i write this the asia pacific region at tea on a tight feeling things off without taking the lead from the tokyo stock exchange. speaking of currencies and the collapse of a major big corn exchange in tokyo has been a pr disaster for the virtual currency but some people are still bullish on the calling a group of people backing the willing help of a promotional event in new york's financial district tokyo based mt box on friday filed for court protection from creditors more than four hundred million dollars deposited by its customers is reported the missing. in it the money. get some the government is reportedly considering it. while fox bankruptcy it's better to take the approach that the new york state regulatory agencies are doing right now people of new york and called for regulation of big point to restore trust and whose parents. i'm not
to the escalating situation in ukraine. monthly increases in consumer income and spending not making a dent. warren buffett says he's not discouraged about the markets today or in the future. citing slow but steady economic improvement. find out what else he's thinking about. >> apple rolling out carplay technology with mercedes and ferrari? futures pointing to a sharply lower open, thanks to ongoing instability in ukraine and russia. this, despite monthly increases in both consumer income and spending. jim, we knew monday was going to be interesting all weekend long. this is not the kind of thing you prefer to focus on but it's what's on the table. >> we got lucky. we had one of the most amazing three hours i've ever seen on our network where warren buffett really just basically laid out the cards at the annual letter, also fantastic. but his take away was my takeaway, this is business as usual. talking about buying something in london, too, was more impacted than we are. look, if you're trading ruble, if you're trying to figure out whether to the level to buy yandex, concerned about the energy si
, to georgia. the great thing about the current situation in ukraine is, is russia has been bathing ukraine to do something provocative. so far, there has been restraint here. i think this is where the situation will be resolved. if putin i think is playing a sophisticated game, if he overplays his hand, he actually has the net effect of unifying, you know, ukrainian public opinion absent crimea, which is a separate situation entirely against russia and probably pushes ukraine more significantly towards the west. but i think if he plays a delicate hand, plays it well, he is able to restore some control over what happens in ukraine and perhaps over time either by a combination of subtrifuge by russia in effectiveness by ukraine. he will strangle the momentum behind this revolution just as we saw with the orange revolution of 2004. >> p.j., one last one before you go, angela merkel has expressed. she asked questions about whether putin is still in touch with reality following a conversation she had with him. this is, no doubt, a consolidation of power, a power grab, if you will. what do you m
, the president was asked about the situation in ukraine and he spoke extensively. this is part of what he had to say. >> what cannot be done is for russia with impunity to put its soldiers ton ground, and -- on the ground and to violate basic principles that are recognized around the world. and i think the strong condemnation that it's received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which vuz on the wrong side of -- russia is on the wrong side of history on this. >> secretary of state john kerry has a speech on foreign affairs an then gets on a plane and heads for ukraine. he may meet with his russian counterpart sergey lavrov. >> michael, forgive me for the bluntness of this question. when we spend so much time on the international story. why does the u.s. impair the ongoing crisis in ukraine and particularly in crimea? >> that is threshold question, no question about it. that is the first question when the president ultimately faces the press on this that he will get from the press corps. a destabilized ukraine means a destabilized europe and all kinds of problems for the u
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travel comes as president obama discusses the situation ukraine on sunday with angela merkel. british primewith minister david cameron and the president of poland. thecall is to point out -- russian.f the the ultimatum was issued by alexander vitko. --they do not summoned her surrender by 5:00 to more morning, a real soul be started against units and divisions of the armed forces of cross crimea. president obama will appeal for .resident netanyahu they are meeting today at the white house. it is a critical juncture in both sets of negotiations. u.s. and its partners are in the midst of new talks. the washington area, in the middle of a major snowstorm. the federal government is close. the house announced it would not be in session. voteenate is postponing a on the nomination of the assistant attorney general for service -- civil rights. we were and events that planning on covering have been canceled as well. >> the internet as we know it today bears no resemblance to the television service of the 1940's or 50's. what the courts have said and what congress supports is if i walk in to a
war situation in ukraine, that's a catastrophic error for him to make. again, u.s. will have to decide how to respond in a calibrated way, but the mistake is putin's. it did struck me as odd, as it did you, to see lindsey graham talk about this as obama's program. >> let's move, though, to that fantastic winter storm that is causing havoc outside and is going to make my day really tricky getting back to d.c. that storm now threatens the mid-atlantic. new jersey is in a state of emergency. places like atlantic city could get more than a foot of snow. this is march, guys. the federal government in d.c. has closed its offices and congress is cancelling business today. missouri and indiana have already seen heavy snow leaving roads a mess as the system moved through parts of the deep south, it left behind heavy ice and slick roads. already causing trouble there. let's go to the bbc's meteorologist bill karins. >> bbc's? nbc's. sorry! >> i'm so sorry, bill. i let the secret out. listen, bill, am i going to get back to d.c. later this morning? >> you want the new england forecast first? >> y
situation where you had a ukraine military truck being escorted up by some russian soldiers who had to convince the self-defense units to let them in. people here are saying that they do support these russian troops. they don't see them as invaders as prime minister has just said in kiev even though he says the russians are coming here and taking over military assets and trying to disarm the ukraine forces, that is what is happening here. and we have seen that in other bases around this peninsula. so you do have that happening but people say what lovorov was saying. they say we are protecting our area from the, quote, fascists ruling ukraine and see the protesters as radical to want to come here and cause more instability. i have to say it's very difficult to figure out how many crimea people actually think like that because since we have been here people with another opinion simply is not voicing it. >> reporter: what proportion if we figure it out is there of the people that would prefer to support kiev? >> well, it's really very difficult to answer that question. i mean we do kn
about the situation in ukraine once we get that, video, of course, we'll bring it to you here on cnn. >>> arizona senator john mccain not holding back on his criticism of the president in wake of the ukrainian crisis. here's what he said just a little while ago. >> the fact is, this is a blatant act on the part of vladimir putin and one that must be unacceptable to the world community. it cannot stand. we cannot conduct our economic sanctions. there is a broad array of options we have. why do we care? because this is the ultimate result of a feckless foreign policy where nobody believes in america's strength anymore! >> senator mccain is here with me right now. feckless foreign policy. that's directly related to the president of the united states. you're criticizing him, right? >> from the beginning. from the beginning when he refused to criticize the iranian government, when people rose up and died in the streets of tehran. all the way through. this incredible misreading of vladimir putin, his intentions and the world as we have it today. they keep denying, president and secretary o
of responses. i want to focus on lockheed martin. the situation in ukraine. i love the company. a history of execution, they beat the street all the time. earning estimates continue to go higher. they're going to go down to 34 points, so less than anticipated. it is not the general defense contractor we think about, nano text, robotics, they have it on the drawing board going mach six. if you are in it, i would stay long the stock. no problem with russia's reactions in the ukraine. they carry of state john kerry will visit the region tomorrow. what bargaining chip can the u.s. offer? >> they will do what they want to do, take ukraine, they have enable base there. they take eastern ukraine. so our businescan be on at&t's network for $175 a month? yup. all 5 of you for $175. our clients need a lot of attention. there's unlimited talk and text. we're working deals all day. you get 10 gigabytes of data to share. what about expansion potential? add a line, anytime, for $15 a month. low dues, great terms. let's ose! new at&t mobile share value plans our best value plans ever for business. spen
will remain in ukraine until in their words come of the political situation has been normalized. there were reports earlier that ukrainian forces in crimea had been given until tomorrow morning to surrender -- surrender to the russians. russia has dismissed the idea of an ultimatum. we start our coverage from the strategic port of sevastopol. >> the crimea and the russian occupation -- a place of tension and sudden anger. outside the main sevastopol maple base, crowds have gathered. then a lone woman, nervous but determine dares to hold up the yellow and blue colors of ukraine. she is attacked and taken away. at the same base earlier in the day, a seem like something out of the russian revolution. the admiral of the ukrainian fleet argues in front of sailors with his successor who is loyal to ukraine still. they start singing the ukrainian national anthem. but will they fight the russian invaders? it is hard to believe, especially since they are mostly unarmed. one of their main targets this morning was to earn their secret files, not really a sign of defiance. and these are the men they wo
it is pretty powerless to do very much. regarding the situation in ukraine to agree with that art is your only hope that it continues to grow. we played with all the inhabitants of the carribean kicking the russians will ukrainian churches. but i don't mean that in college. so mobile so things might bureau from considered doing in that case he tries to apply pressure on on russia because it doesn't sound of the more we've been hearing for most conduct of the crushers to keep a bowl full of may to support european leaders attending whoa air. we have to stick it to plastic statement saying the wicket of the bed with a piquant of them and we took hold during all. well i think that they preached to you as you through targeted financial sanctions. this week for him. the movie the ribbon pull open the oven cool beach. you could read called into the kitchen table playing told the financial assets that could go around him had in europe were under threat. the viking we would keep it that but the people of course didn't have the limpopo pulled the key to all of the african western europe. using elements
situation. also, there are anti-russia demonstration going on in ukraine as well. also something important to mention, i think, is a lot of people in the eastern regions of russia, according at least to russia's foreign ministry, they're seeking to move to russia because they don't feel safe in ukraine. >> you have done a great job reporting for us. we know it's the middle of the night there. thank you so much, jessica. we'll be talking to you again. now, despite repeated warnings from washington and other world powers, russia's military presence inside ukraine only appears as jessica was describing, to be accelerating. that's raising a lot of discussion today over what the options that our white house and our allies really have in this situation. house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers slamming president obama's response so far, claiming he's been outmatched by putin multiple times, including in previous negotiations on syria and nuclear arms reduction. >> well, i think putin is playing chess, and i think we're playing marbles. i don't think it's even close. if you look at the n
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